Apple Dip

apple dip

Apple Dip! Apples are a part of the autumn season – as well as good for any time of the year. Because an apple a day keeps the doctor away.    This apple dip is such an easy recipe and fits the bill for simple, easy, and delightful to serve. In addition to apples, you need three other ingredients: cream cheese, brown sugar, and vanilla. As with any sweet treat, you can control the amount of … Read more

Yum Yum Dessert

yum yum dessert

For as simple as this yum yum dessert is to fix, it’s amazingly good. You can choose the flavor by choosing the flavor of the instant pudding you use. OR, you can switch the ice cream flavor instead. I usually use vanilla pudding and vanilla ice cream, but I’ve switched chocolate ice cream for the vanilla, and I’ve used butterscotch pudding with the vanilla ice cream. You could try other flavors as well, especially if … Read more

Grandpa’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

oatmeal raisin

Grandpa’s cookies. Grandpa kept a tidy house and lived by himself for thirty-some years after Grandma died.  I only knew his place as Grandpa’s place, because my grandmother died years before I was born. He kept his place neat, tidy, and in order. There were not a lot of toys at his house, but we had fun playing with the spools and the colored blocks he kept on the bottom shelf of the library table. … Read more

Shoo Fly Cake

shoo fly

Shoo fly cake. This a great breakfast cake or dessert for any meal. It favors its sister, shoo fly pie, but it doesn’t have the crust on the bottom. Both the pie and the cake have a combination of brown sugar and molasses for the sweetener. Flies are attracted to this, and in pioneer day when pies were put outside to cook, flies found their way quickly to enjoy the feast. Hence the term “Shoo, … Read more

Apple Oatmeal Bars

apple oatmeal bar

Apple Oatmeal Bars  It’s a new recipe for me. On a whim, I tried this recipe. I had some extra apples that needed to be eaten or used up, and it’s just that time of year when apple-anything is good. This recipe is a keeper and I’ll be using it a lot! There’s a crumb bottom  – of which some crumbs are reserved for the top. There’s a second layer – the apples. The third layer … Read more